Framing the Picture

Welcome back to the Front. In a one-shot adventure, the GM has a relatively self-contained story idea to explore — maybe the gaming group wants to try out a new system or maybe they want to just run through a module. The players don’t have a whole lot to go on other than some general . . . → Read More: Framing the Picture

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Oh peaceful village, oh village of joy…

Today I want to share some thoughts about playing with PCs in a single location. Most fantasy adventures and campaigns are designed as a never-ending journey & quest pursuit. There are only a few RPGs (that I know) which are designed as more less stationary (Birthright, Home of the Blooded, Ars Magica…).

nicubunu – . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Oh peaceful village, oh village of joy…

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Dwarf, The Elf, and The Onion

Welcome to the New Year dear readers! I hope 2012 will bring you more great game sessions and plenty of inspiration for new campaigns. Along those lines, hold on tight as we head into a new adventure…

This time I want to share some of my ideas about building a party of PCs. One question . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Dwarf, The Elf, and The Onion

The Gassy Gnoll: The Circle of Trust (or The Power of Odd Jobs and Beginnings)

Have you ever noticed how adventurers always seem to get the glamorous jobs and only rarely get the dirty jobs nobody really wants to do?

Let’s take a simple example. A new group of PCs gets hired to kill some rats or bugs in a cellar somewhere. Usually the NPC hiring them fails to mention . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Circle of Trust (or The Power of Odd Jobs and Beginnings)

News from Around the Net: 03-JUN-2011

Hooray! It’s Friday! F-R-I-D-A-Y… What a beautiful word… It means the weekend is almost here and my brain has already partially checked out. [Ahem] Actually, it means I’m still hard at work and Friday means I should still be earning a living. Right!

Anyhoo… It seems this was another really busy week in the RPG . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 03-JUN-2011

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